Arizona Daily Star


The Arizona Daily Star is the major morning daily newspaper that serves Tucson and surrounding districts of southern Arizona in the United States.

Arizona Daily Star
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Front page
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Lee Enterprises
Founder(s)L. C. Hughes
FoundedMarch 29, 1877; 145 years ago (1877-03-29)
Headquarters4061 W Costco Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85741
CountryUnited States
Circulation96,682 weekdays
116,010 Saturdays
154,715 Sundays in 2012
OCLC number2949521


L. C. Hughes was the Arizona Territory governor and founder of the Arizona Star, in 1877. The first issue was published on March 29, 1877.[1] The newspaper became the Arizona Daily Star in June 1879.[2][3]

The paper was purchased by Pulitzer in 1971; Lee Enterprises bought Pulitzer in 2005.


In 1981, Star reporters Clark Hallas and Robert B. Lowe won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Investigative Specialized Reporting for their stories about recruiting violations by University of Arizona football coach, Tony Mason.[4]


  1. ^ "About The Arizona star. [volume] (Tucson, Pima County, Ariz.) 1877–1877". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  2. ^ "About Arizona Daily Star 1879–current". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  3. ^ Wagoner, Jay J. (1970). Arizona Territory 1863–1912: A Political history. Tucson: University of Arizona Press. ISBN 0-8165-0176-9.
  4. ^ "The Pulitzer Prizes". Retrieved September 5, 2019.

External linksEdit

  • Official website  
  • LCCN sn84020668
  • Arizona Daily Star Archives (1879 to present)
  • Today's Arizona Daily Star front page at the Newseum website
  • The Arizona Daily Star's 2014 project on SB1070, "State of Confusion," Arizona Daily Star, March, 2014
  • The Arizona Daily Star's 2013 series on poverty, "Losing Ground", Arizona Daily Star, August, 2013